Hi- I'm an Acrobat user, doing 508 accessibility remediation, and having issues with some files I get from my clients. I hope someone can help me out.
The problem is with headers and footers. Ordinarily, they are "artifacts" and don't show up in the reading order, and there is not a tagged item in the tag list. They do remain in the content list, as artifacts.
But in the troublesome docs, they are in a container nested beneath a "form Xobject". From what I understand, these are used for repeating content, as a footer would be, and "package" the various elements into the xobject.
The problem is they don't behave as you would like. IF I artifact one, it artifacts them all- which wouldn't be a problem- except that it disappears the footer etc from subsequent pages.
What can I tell ID creators I work with about to create headers and footers that don't cause this issue?
I have no idea whether this will work but it might.
Headers and footers are usually placed on master pages in InDesign. The document creator could select the Header or Footer on the master page and choose Object > Object Export Options. They can click on the Tagged PDF tab and choose Apply Tag: Artifact.